Thu, 28/07/2011 - 15:17
Five Bolton libraries are to be closed, after a decision by the council's executive earlier today.
According to reporting from the meeting by the Bolton News, the executive voted to select an option which...
Tue, 26/07/2011 - 08:00
The High Court has rejected an application by an Isle of Wight resident to bring a judicial review claim over the island's library closures.
At a hearing in London today [26th July], His Honour Judge Pearl said the application had missed the requisite three month time period,...
Fri, 22/07/2011 - 08:40
Judgement in the judicial review into Brent council's proposed library closures may be given in August, the judge Mr Justice Ouseley said yesterday (21st July), on the concluding day of the High Court proceeding.
Earlier Elizabeth Laing QC, representing the council,...
Fri, 22/07/2011 - 07:23
Dorset county council is to close nine of its 34 libraries unless volunteers can keep them open, according to a BBC report.
The decision, taken on Thursday afternoon, will see the libraries close completely next April if volunteers cannot be found. Libraries at Wool,...
Thu, 21/07/2011 - 09:18
Brent council's plan to close six of its 12 libraries was made "with great care and expressed attention to the 1964 Act" and other relevant legislation, the High Court heard yesterday (20th July).
The council had faced assertions on...
Mon, 18/07/2011 - 15:00
The Reading Agency director Miranda McKearney has called for the annual Summer Reading Challenge, which launches its 2011 run today (18th July), to be on every head teacher's school improvement plan.
Citing a 2009 study by the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, McKearney said it it was a "national disgrace...
Thu, 14/07/2011 - 15:18
Oxfordshire library campaigners have claimed there are "major gaps" in the council's plans to make extensive use of volunteers in its library network.
Save Oxfordshire Libraries has asked for full costings for the job of recruiting, training and managing volunteers, details on how responsibilities would be divided...
Thu, 14/07/2011 - 10:05
The Arts Council has given the first indication of how it intends to approach its forthcoming responsibility for libraries by publishing a review of its strategic goals.
ACE will take on libraries and museums when the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) winds down this autumn. The review, conducted by one-time Labour...
Tue, 28/06/2011 - 08:53
The Women's Institute has launched a Love Your Libraries campaign following a vote to support the beleaguered sector at its recent annual general meeting.
It is urging members to sign up to their local library and write to local councillors urging the importance of their local library to their community. It has also asked members...
Fri, 24/06/2011 - 10:05
Book borrowers at community-run libraries could be charged for the privilege in future, according to guidance issued by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA).
The Department for Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS) asked the MLA in March to prepare guidance for local authorities looking to restructure their library services....